Brochure Distribution

April 13, 2010 No Comments
Brochure Distribution

Assistance: Can any of our now 530 fans help us get permission to hand out brochures in airport, bus and train stations? See comments here. Snapshot here: Joseph Sexton No, but I’d be happy to help once permission has been sought. 13 April 2010 at 18:10 · Like Vincent Gonzalez handing them out in...

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Request For Stats

April 9, 2010 No Comments

Help: Does anyone have, or can find, statistics regarding the percentage of tourists to Barcelona who are robbed while here? See full responses here. Snapshot is: La Carmencita I’d put it at an even 100%, including “lost taxi drivers” and dodgy “tourist menu” restaurant pricing… 09 April 2010 at 15:42 · Like Graham Paul...

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Update To La Vanguardia Story 2

April 9, 2010 No Comments
Update To La Vanguardia Story 2

La Vanguardia’s story about this Facebook group is now the MOST READ STORY on their site. See comments here. Snapshot is: Lúgh Eile This response on newspaper was funny ” El Raval solo tiene una solución, NAPALM ” 09 April 2010 at 12:59 · Like Dave Blashkiw HAHAHA! 09 April 2010 at 13:16 ·...

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Update To La Vanguardia Story

April 8, 2010 No Comments
Update To La Vanguardia Story

La Vanguardia’s story about this Facebook group is the 6th most-read story on their site in the last 24 hours. (Three of the first five stories are about Messi.)See comments here. Snapshot is: Andy Ferrie Should try and get something in the UK press. That would stir things up. I think Barna already topped...

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Article About Us In La Vanguardia

April 8, 2010 No Comments
Article About Us In La Vanguardia

Many thanks to the biggest circulation Barcelona-based daily, La Vanguardia, for covering our Facebook group in their publication today. The article generated 145 comments on the La Vanguardia site. See our post dealing with it here. See the article itself here. Snapshot of content, in Spanish: “A mi padre le robaron la cartera y...

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From Facebook: Anonymous Hero – Stories of People Who Came to the Rescue

April 8, 2010 No Comments
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Facebook – where we started the original Robbed in Barcelona – is closing down all “Discussion” functionality, so in an attempt to not lose our valuable user contributions, we’re moving these to the blog.     I know someone who got robbed in Barcelona From the comments section of today’s La Vanguardia (April 8th 2010)...

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Coverage on BTV

April 8, 2010 No Comments
Coverage on BTV

Thanks to Andy Ferrie for finding this. We were covered by BTV on their channel, and also on their website at this location. Check out the vid below.

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Couchsurfing Anti-Theft Initiative

April 6, 2010 No Comments

Here’s a local anti-theft initiative worth supporting, check it out. Here’s a snippet: “Hello Barcelona! Do something for this city! I live here and it makes me sad! Keep the PickPockets from working and some tourists from loosing money! I am calling the first APPD. We will have two shifts, Sunday, …”  

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Add Our Banner To Your Site

April 1, 2010 No Comments
Add Our Banner To Your Site

(Prior to this blog existing on this site, there stood a simple page which offered some banners for websites to publish, to promote our Facebook page). Barcelona Rocks (http://www.barcelonarocks.com) has added this banner advert to their site to promote this Facebook group. View comments here.

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The Inspiration Behind “Robbed In Barcelona”

March 26, 2010 1 Comment
Allada de Vermell. Foto: Mark Bellingham

So, I was walking in Barcelona’s Allada Vermell yesterday, going for a coffee. I passed two guys – you know the type – who were doing more looking around than was normal. I saw the focus of their interest: an elderly couple – possibly English, possibly German – sitting on two public street chairs,...

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From Facebook: My Story #1

March 26, 2010 No Comments
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Facebook – where we started the original Robbed in Barcelona – is closing down all “Discussion” functionality, so in an attempt to not lose our valuable user contributions, we’re moving these to the blog.     I know someone who got robbed in Barcelona So, I was walking in Barcelona’s Allada Vermell yesterday, going for...

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Photos Of Robberies

March 25, 2010 No Comments
Photos Of Robberies

A small collection of photos pertaining to robbery, bag snatching, pick-pocketing and larceny in Barcelona. Please see Facebook group for all photos.

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From Facebook: How to Use the Web to Stop Pickpockets in Barcelona?

March 25, 2010 No Comments
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Facebook – where we started the original Robbed in Barcelona – is closing down all “Discussion” functionality, so in an attempt to not lose our valuable user contributions, we’re moving these to the blog.     I know someone who got robbed in Barcelona The creator of this Facebook page wants to help Barcelona to...

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From Facebook: Areas of Barcelona Famous for Bag-Snatching

March 25, 2010 No Comments
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Facebook – where we started the original Robbed in Barcelona – is closing down all “Discussion” functionality, so in an attempt to not lose our valuable user contributions, we’re moving these to the blog.     I know someone who got robbed in Barcelona Particularly well-known bag-snatching areas are: – Placa Reial (just off Las...

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The Creation of “Robbed In Barcelona”

March 9, 2010 No Comments
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This blog post is being written on Thursday, April 7th 2011 in Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain. I want this to be the first/last post on the blog, so I am going to save this blog post dated March 9th 2010 because the next day, March 10th 2010, the Facebook group “I know someone who got...

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